Features of Japanese internationalized firms

Findings based on firm-level data

Ryuhei Wakasugi, Banri Ito, Toshiyuki Matsuura, Hitoshi Sato, Ayumu Tanaka, Yasuyuki Todo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Abstract

By using firm-level data on the Japanese manufacturing industry, we examine and compare the characteristics of internationalized Japanese firms, namely firms that engage in exports and/or foreign direct investment (FDI), with those from selected European countries. We find that the productivity of internationalized firms is higher than that of domestic firms, thus confirming the findings of previous studies on Japan and other countries. In addition, we show that the productivity differences between domestic firms, exporters, and FDI firms are substantially smaller in Japan than they are in European countries. This finding suggests that productivity differences alone cannot determine the export or FDI behavior of Japanese firms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternationalization of Japanese Firms: Evidence from Firm-level Data
PublisherSpringer Japan
Pages15-45
Number of pages31
Volume9784431545323
ISBN (Print)9784431545323, 443154531X, 9784431545316
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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Firm-level data
Productivity
Foreign direct investment
Japanese firms
Domestic firms
Japan
European countries
Investment behavior
Manufacturing industries
Exporters

Keywords

  • Exports
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Productivity
  • Self-selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Wakasugi, R., Ito, B., Matsuura, T., Sato, H., Tanaka, A., & Todo, Y. (2013). Features of Japanese internationalized firms: Findings based on firm-level data. In Internationalization of Japanese Firms: Evidence from Firm-level Data (Vol. 9784431545323, pp. 15-45). Springer Japan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54532-3_2

Features of Japanese internationalized firms : Findings based on firm-level data. / Wakasugi, Ryuhei; Ito, Banri; Matsuura, Toshiyuki; Sato, Hitoshi; Tanaka, Ayumu; Todo, Yasuyuki.

Internationalization of Japanese Firms: Evidence from Firm-level Data. Vol. 9784431545323 Springer Japan, 2013. p. 15-45.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Wakasugi, R, Ito, B, Matsuura, T, Sato, H, Tanaka, A & Todo, Y 2013, Features of Japanese internationalized firms: Findings based on firm-level data. in Internationalization of Japanese Firms: Evidence from Firm-level Data. vol. 9784431545323, Springer Japan, pp. 15-45. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54532-3_2
Wakasugi R, Ito B, Matsuura T, Sato H, Tanaka A, Todo Y. Features of Japanese internationalized firms: Findings based on firm-level data. In Internationalization of Japanese Firms: Evidence from Firm-level Data. Vol. 9784431545323. Springer Japan. 2013. p. 15-45 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54532-3_2
Wakasugi, Ryuhei ; Ito, Banri ; Matsuura, Toshiyuki ; Sato, Hitoshi ; Tanaka, Ayumu ; Todo, Yasuyuki. / Features of Japanese internationalized firms : Findings based on firm-level data. Internationalization of Japanese Firms: Evidence from Firm-level Data. Vol. 9784431545323 Springer Japan, 2013. pp. 15-45
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